Conversation is More Powerful than Programming

Chandler Stevens
Natural Movement

Today I want to talk about the two types of client interventions you can use with any given student or client, in any given session: movement and conversation.


The first intervention is the default for us — a movement intervention. That is, addressing a short-term physiological stimulus that will drive the desired adaptations you are looking for in that body at that particular moment. However, that does not really address the other 23 hours of the day or set that person up for continued success without you.


Without you? Yes. In truth, we should be working hard to make ourselves irrelevant, to empower people to take agency in their own lives. In this regard, movement is, truth be told, a drop in the bucket. This is because what your client is doing the other 23 hours a day matters infinitely more than anything you can do with them in your one-hour movement session.


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